Stanley Instant Change Knife-10-788 - The Home Depot


Model # 10-788

Internet # 100152150

Store SKU # 423123

Instant Change Knife

Stanley Instant Change Knife

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$8.93 / each


Model # 10-788

Internet # 100152150

Store SKU # 423123

This knife comes with 3 FatMax blades and features an integrated string cutter. The push-button ergonomic design provides a way to change the knife's blade without tools. The cast metal body provides a sturdy grip and long tool life.

  • Instant change knife allows for a quick blade change without tools
  • Cast-metal core for durability
  • Soft-touch rubber grip panels for easy control
  • Push-button ergonomic design for easy use
  • Retractable slide for safety
  • Pop-up blade dispenser for easy access and a fast changeover
  • Blade wiper removes excess dirt and protects knife
  • Blade clamp eliminates blade wobble for more control
  • Integrated string cutting feature
  • Supplied with 3 fatmax blades
  • Large hang hole for quick storage


Assembled Depth (in.)  9.25 in  Assembled Height (in.)  1.25 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  4.3 in  Blade Length (In.)  2.437 in 
Handle length (in.) 
Blade storage  Yes  Hand Tool Type  Knife 
Handle Material  Rubber  Individual/Set  Individual 
Knife Type  Utility  Lockable Blade  Yes 
Product Weight (lb.)  0.61 lb  Removable Blade  Yes 
Retractable Blade  Yes  Returnable  90-Day 
Tools Product Type  Hand Tool 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  Limited lifetime 


Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by solid utility knife i've had a couple of these knifes for a few years now. both are still holding up. like another reviewer here, i have broken part of the nose off of one (mine broke on the bottom though) and it still works fine. not sure how it happened, but it's just a battle scar... the only thing i can list as a possible "con" with this knife is when you have to take it apart. (ie; when you break a blade) it can be tricky to get it back together. not a huge deal though. October 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great knife! I highly recommend it. I love this Knife. I've got 4 of them now and have had a few of them for more than 6 years. I love the quick change feature and the blade storage in the handle is amazingly convenient and very easy to use. The feel and weight of the knife is nice and it fits in the hand very comfortably. I was surprised to see that this knife had a one star review from someone, because I love these blades. I got my first one around 2005 or 2006, and I quickly decided that it was the best utility knife I had ever owned. The only one of them I've ever had break, broke because I was trying to cut a really hard to get to cut-out in a piece of vinyl siding and I was using a hammer to beat on the top of the knife to drive the blade down. Given, that was not the intended use for the knife, but it got the job done, and the blade is still fully functional, the damage to the blade was purely cosmetic and it still works great. Not to mention that particular blade has seen extremely heavy use since the day I bought it. I guess with any product one buys they run the chance of getting a lemon, and maybe that's what happened to the other reviewer, because like I said, I have four of these and everyone of them is awesome. I actually bought another one a few days ago and it's feel and weight seem identical to the other ones I already owned. I'm very happy with this particular product. June 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by you asked me for my oppinion the plastic parts suck they dont hold up to sevear ware April 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Sharp and nice grip This was perfect for the job. It cut through the insulation like butter and works well. April 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by It's ok. After a while of use it gets harder to change the blade easily. March 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed The packaging of this knife was terrible and I had to contact Stanley just to remove the tough paper that was inserted into the knife. I then went online to learn how to insert the blade which was not easy at all. Once I finally figured that out it would not retract. The knife was recommended by a salesman at Home Depot and will probably work well as a utility knife but the instant change and retraction mechanisms are stiff and poorly designed. February 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Would buy again but won't need to Great little knife. Quick change button sticks sometimes but never loses a blade once inserted. Good quic access to new blades inside handle January 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent utility knife This is an excellent utility knife for the price. Solid construction, good ergonomics and the 3-blade storage compartment is very convenient. True, the instant blade change instructions were not clear but with some fiddling it is apparent that the blade slider mechanism needs to slide to the very top position to engage the "instant change button". You DO NOT have to take apart the knife to change the blade. January 7, 2015
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